Garlic

Wait to separate garlic cloves until planting in the fall, keeping them in their papery wrappers. Plant individual cloves, about 1 to 2 inches deep, about 6 to 8 inches apart with tip of clove pointing up. Garlic should be planted in the fall, approximately mid September through November in most areas. For colder regions, planting under mulch may be necessary. Mulch can also provide good weed control and moisture retention both of which are important for large bulb development. It is important that garlic be allowed to go through a chilling cycle (known as vernalization) in order for the bulb to form and differentiate into separate cloves. Planting any time before ground freezes is okay so long as the garlic clove has some time to grow and develop some roots. For harvesting, when the bottom two leaf blades have browned and the remainder of the plant has begun to yellow, test dig some plants - if the bulbs appear full and plump then the crop is ready to harvest. Do not leave the bulbs in the ground too much past this stage as you risk the deterioration of additional papery wrappers. These wrappers are important for shelf life. Some garlic varieties will develop a flower stalk called a "scape". This stalk will grow in a curly shape initially and then as it matures it will become erect. This scape can be harvested when it has completed a full curl and sautéed and served as a side dish or used to make pesto or diced and used fresh. When harvesting, do not pull the garlic up....instead, "lift" the garlic using a spade or a digging fork. Pulling the garlic can damage the neck and reduce shelf life. Shake and gently brush soil from the roots at this time being careful to not damage the roots. Some growers prefer to wash their bulbs at this time but it is important to get the bulbs drying immediately. Hang the garlic to dry for several weeks in a cool, dry area out of direct sunlight. Make sure to allow for good air-flow around the bulbs. If garlic braids are to be made, do so when garlic is first harvested and not after leaves have dried. After garlic is fully cured it can be left to hang and used as needed or, if it is intended for market it can be trimmed. To trim, use a scissors to clip the roots to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch long, clip the neck to about 2 to 3 inches long and remove any loose and dirty wrappers. Save the largest bulbs for replanting. We cannot ship garlic outside of the U.S.

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Chesnok Red (1/2 lb)
GB116
$18.00
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Chesnok Red Garlic- A hardneck garlic with award-winning flavor and stunning pink striped bulbs! This may be one of the prettiest varieties around, but it is the creamy, sweet caramelized flavor that makes Chesnok Red a favorite of gourmands. And gardeners can appreciate the ease of growing and incredibly long storage life! Expect about 8-20 cloves/ bulb. Plant individual garlic cloves in the fall, prior to the ground freezing, in well-prepared beds of soil that is rich in organic matter. Plant cloves 1 to 2 inches deep about 8 inches apart making sure that the tip of the clove is pointing up and the footprint of the root is down. In northern climates it may be necessary to cover with mulch prior to the hard freezes of winter and then uncover in spring. Provide adequate irrigation and weed control in order to achieve maximum bulb size. Harvest scapes when they have made one full curl and before becoming erect (can still be used erect however the texture is tougher). Garlic is ready for harvesting when the bulbs are completely filled out and plump. Watch for the bottom two leaves to brown and die back and for the rest of the plant to begin to yellow. Test dig a few bulbs to determine if crop is ready. Discontinue irrigation for about two weeks prior to harvest. Do not pull garlic up by the stalk but lift the garlic by digging with a fork or shovel. Harvested garlic should be spread out or hung away from direct sunlight for two to three weeks to cure (air conditioned location is okay). Make sure curing bulbs have adequate air circulation and are not piled atop of one another.
Dubna Standard (1/2 lb)
GB120
$17.00
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This hardneck, marbled purple stripe also comes to Baker Creek Seeds from Dr Jeff Nekola of the University of New Mexico, who shared over 300 varieties with us in 2013. According to Dr. Nekola, the variety was collected in Dubna, Russia by Edward Spaans of The Stinking Rose Farm in Grand Rapids MI. The large to jumbo-sized bulbs have 5 to 6 big outer cloves and a lovely purple blush on the outer wrappers. The variety makes great scapes also and being a late-maturing variety it will work well for extending your scape harvesting season. Sharp, hot garlic flavor and a good shelf-life. Plant individual garlic cloves in the fall, prior to the ground freezing, in well-prepared beds of soil that is rich in organic matter. Plant cloves 1 to 2 inches deep about 8 inches apart making sure that the tip of the clove is pointing up and the footprint of the root is down. In northern climates it may be necessary to cover with mulch prior to the hard freezes of winter and then uncover in spring. Provide adequate irrigation and weed control in order to achieve maximum bulb size. Harvest scapes when they have made one full curl and before becoming erect (can still be used erect however the texture is tougher). Garlic is ready for harvesting when the bulbs are completely filled out and plump. Watch for the bottom two leaves to brown and die back and for the rest of the plant to begin to yellow. Test dig a few bulbs to determine if crop is ready. Discontinue irrigation for about two weeks prior to harvest. Do not pull garlic up by the stalk but lift the garlic by digging with a fork or shovel. Harvested garlic should be spread out or hung away from direct sunlight for two to three weeks to cure (air conditioned location is okay). Make sure curing bulbs have adequate air circulation and are not piled atop of one another.
Elephant (1/2 lb)
GB142
$18.00
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Limited quantity! ( Allium ampeloprasum) Actually a leek, not a true garlic, but of immense utility nonetheless. Super-large bulbs can easily exceed a half-pound, are comprised of a few very plump cloves. The flavor is all garlic! The gigantic cloves peel easily, giving you a lot of garlic in a hurry. Very useful for large recipes, pickles, etc. An old favorite! Plant individual garlic cloves in the fall, prior to the ground freezing, in well-prepared beds of soil that is rich in organic matter. Plant cloves 1 to 2 inches deep about 8 inches apart making sure that the tip of the clove is pointing up and the footprint of the root is down. In northern climates it may be necessary to cover with mulch prior to the hard freezes of winter and then uncover in spring. Provide adequate irrigation and weed control in order to achieve maximum bulb size. Harvest scapes when they have made one full curl and before becoming erect (can still be used erect however the texture is tougher). Garlic is ready for harvesting when the bulbs are completely filled out and plump. Watch for the bottom two leaves to brown and die back and for the rest of the plant to begin to yellow. Test dig a few bulbs to determine if crop is ready. Discontinue irrigation for about two weeks prior to harvest. Do not pull garlic up by the stalk but lift the garlic by digging with a fork or shovel. Harvested garlic should be spread out or hung away from direct sunlight for two to three weeks to cure (air conditioned location is okay). Make sure curing bulbs have adequate air circulation and are not piled atop of one another.
Moroccan Creole (1/2 lb)
GB104
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Music (1/2 lb)
GB101
$18.00
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(Hardneck) Beautiful white skinned with a hint of pink Porcelain garlic, very productive with an excellent keeping ability. Well adapted to colder regions. Originally from Italy, then brought to Canada in the 1980s. Cloves are very large making it a favorite among chefs. Plant individual garlic cloves in the fall, prior to the ground freezing, in well-prepared beds of soil that is rich in organic matter. Plant cloves 1 to 2 inches deep about 8 inches apart making sure that the tip of the clove is pointing up and the footprint of the root is down. In northern climates it may be necessary to cover with mulch prior to the hard freezes of winter and then uncover in spring. Provide adequate irrigation and weed control in order to achieve maximum bulb size. Harvest scapes when they have made one full curl and before becoming erect (can still be used erect however the texture is tougher). Garlic is ready for harvesting when the bulbs are completely filled out and plump. Watch for the bottom two leaves to brown and die back and for the rest of the plant to begin to yellow. Test dig a few bulbs to determine if crop is ready. Discontinue irrigation for about two weeks prior to harvest. Do not pull garlic up by the stalk but lift the garlic by digging with a fork or shovel. Harvested garlic should be spread out or hung away from direct sunlight for two to three weeks to cure (air conditioned location is okay). Make sure curing bulbs have adequate air circulation and are not piled atop of one another.
Russian Red (1/2 lb)
GB117
$18.00
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"Russian Red Garlic- A rocambole hardneck garlic that has been thriving in the Pacific Northwest for generations. Originally introduced from Russia, the red- striped variety boasts impressive cold hardiness. A beloved favorite for its pungent flavor and great storage quality. Expect 8-15 cloves per bulb. Plant individual garlic cloves in the fall, prior to the ground freezing, in well-prepared beds of soil that is rich in organic matter. Plant cloves 1 to 2 inches deep about 8 inches apart making sure that the tip of the clove is pointing up and the footprint of the root is down. In northern climates it may be necessary to cover with mulch prior to the hard freezes of winter and then uncover in spring. Provide adequate irrigation and weed control in order to achieve maximum bulb size. Harvest scapes when they have made one full curl and before becoming erect (can still be used erect however the texture is tougher). Garlic is ready for harvesting when the bulbs are completely filled out and plump. Watch for the bottom two leaves to brown and die back and for the rest of the plant to begin to yellow. Test dig a few bulbs to determine if crop is ready. Discontinue irrigation for about two weeks prior to harvest. Do not pull garlic up by the stalk but lift the garlic by digging with a fork or shovel. Harvested garlic should be spread out or hung away from direct sunlight for two to three weeks to cure (air conditioned location is okay). Make sure curing bulbs have adequate air circulation and are not piled atop of one another."
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